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Oldham

Updated: 9pm Monday 4 January

Greater Manchester is in National Lockdown.

❗ There are a couple of periods of the day when demand is higher - Key workers are travelling and its important to leave space on buses, tram, trains and on the roads to help them get to where they need to be.

✔️ This page will continue to be updated with advice for those who need to travel based on highway and public transport data.

⬇️ Use the information and advice below to help you avoid the busiest times in Oldham. Travelling at a different time may help you and others.


🟠 Between 8am and 9am - Busy

If you can, avoid travelling during this period.

There will be less space on all public transport services and the roads, so if you can be flexible then avoid travelling during these times.

Tips

The below map shows the areas of expected higher public transport use and congestion on the roads during 8am - 9am. Avoid travelling during this time and in these areas to help students and key workers get to school & work safely and keep everyone moving.

Click on the highlighted areas to see what services are expected to be very busy during this period ⬇️


🟠 Between 3pm and 7pm - Busy

If you can travel flexibly, avoid this period on Public transport or on the road - Walking to the shops after work or to pick the children up from school and after school clubs is encouraged during this period.

There may not be space available on some buses, trams and trains with social distancing in place, so you may have to wait longer for a service. Re-time your journey to avoid this busy period if possible.

To avoid being caught in traffic, re-time or re-route your journey to save yourself being stuck behind the wheel.

The map below shows the areas of expected higher public transport use and congestion on the roads between 3pm and 7pm. Avoid travelling during this time and in these areas if you can to help students leave school and college safely and easily.

Click on the highlighted areas to see which services are expected to be very busy ⬇️


🟢 Cycling 🚴 - Quiet all day!

Cycling and walking around and into Oldham is easy - from the town centre to the hills of Uppermill and Greenfield.

Get on your bikes and ride!

Whether heading to work or out with friends for lunch, we want your bike to be secure so you don't have to worry about it.

See our map below which shows cycle parking facilities in Oldham. Click on the icon for further information.

There is also a more detailed map available showing cycle routes and more on-street cycle parking. Click here for more information.

Further cycling tips can be found here